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california initiative banning gay marriage in the state, truck down by lower courts. the justices will sift through several other cases from other state to decide whether legally married gay couples in those states have the right to equal benefits. >> that will be an interesting session. >> it is. >>> meanwhile, the holiday rush for shopping focused on mom and pop stores this weekend. >> yes. for those that that didn't like the drama of the big box store, shoppers opened their wallets again for small business saturday. this retailer holiday was created by american express in 2010. the day focus on getting exposure for local businesses that can't compete with large retailer, but there are a lot of reasons to buy local. independent . >> i went to sun valley mall. it was really crazy, super long lines. merchandise all other. it is much nicer and more relaxed today. >> this weekend president obama did his part by hitting an independent bookstore in virginia. he took his girls shopping at a store called one more page. he bought books and shook hands of shoppers and employees. >>> well, cyber
the california state laws. we are talking about the union and so far. is is it a problem. njohnathon wayne mentioned the port of oaklandnd six percent of all u.s. goods. that is the union's point to cause disruption and hurt the economy. and i tell you, they have every right to strike but the employers have the rht to kick the ass to the curve. a job is a mutually agreeable trade. employers offering a job and if they don't like hit the brickings. >> do you think it is bador the economy over all. we are in a fiscal cliff and rough waters here and now this to deal with? >> i think it could be bad for the econy. they have the merchandise and this is not going to affect thanksgiving shopping season and christmas most likely. but look at history. 1948 we had five million workers on strike and it crippled the economy. the taft hartley act brought back the boom. that is it breaking of the unions and created the boom that eisenhower had. if these union heads go forward. this could hurt the economy. >> tracey, you made the point about the retailers, it could hurt the consumer spending as well the e
think it is it a terrific idea. for example the california state employee's union. they went to shop a hip replacement and they got $15000 to $150,000 they put a limit of $30,000 and all of the helps come back in and said yes, we'll do it for that price. thatells you competition in a free market system works bringing down prices and de do dimunition in service. more we medical care in all kinds of ways, better prices we get and better than obama care. >> but john, i am curious what you think about they go out and search around. and it is it it is 100 percent. and there is no reason. and thyself guys need to have pencil and ledger system in the computer world. they need to be transparent. it is complications . and let me and you and that is it a version of health care over seas. you think we can fix the problems we have here in this country? >> it might be. this is the greatt country in the world. you hope you g health care on your door step. it costs every american $8000 a year. that is two can half more than other industrialized nations. doubles pay double what everybody else pays f
with kristen dahlgen at a mall in california. kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. those door buster deals may be gone but the shoppers aren't. you can see them up here wrapping up a retail at the national retail federation is calling as impressive as we've seen. from the moment doors opened thursday before the thanksgiving dishing were even done until they close tonight almost a quarter billion shoppers will have been online or in stores. >> put my sneakers on and go for it. >> reporter: shopping started earlier than ever. in spite of the employee protests, the early opening paid off. more than 35 million shopped on thanksgiving. six million more than last year. black friday was big too. 89 million brave the crowds in search of those hard to beat bargains up from 86 million last year. >> the biggest wish list is -- >> reporter: americans spent more too. the average shopper spent $423 this weekend up from 398 last year for a total of $59.1 billion. it's not just the store seeing the boom. for the first time online spending topped $1 billion on black friday well before so called cyber monda
of california in 1962. nixon remembered that. [laughter] so one of the early dirty tricks of the nixon white house was finding a way to get rid of ray. nixon's housing secretary was a fellow named george romney. who's son mitt has been in the news lately. mitt's day complained that ray was not being very cooperative. he seemed to think he could run it any way saw he fit. there was talk that ray may have used fannie mae postage or letter head to raise money for the democratic candidates. and the white house was gets complaints from the republican lawyers in south carolina that democratic lawyers were getting all fannie mae work related to foreclosures. all the fees. within nine months nixon fired him as fannie mae without giving any public explanation. he resisted. he full min nate to the press that nixon was turning fannie mae in to a patronage put pudding. he tried to get a restraining order from the federal judge. the judge wouldn't budge. ray kept showing up for work anyway. at one point, the lights went out and the phone lines went dead. some people interpreted this as a subtle message f
of california in 1962. nixon still remember that. [laughter] so one of the early dirty tricks of the nixon white house was finding a way to get rid of ray. nixon's housing sector was a fellow named george romney whose son mitt romney has been in the news lately. his dad complained that ray was not being very cooperative. he seem to think he could run fannie mae any way he saw fit. there was also talk that ray might use fannie mae postage or letterhead to raise money for democratic candidates. the white house was getting complaints from republican lawyers in south carolina that democratic lawyers were getting all fannie mae work related foreclosures, all those fees. well, within nine months of taking office, nixon fired ray lapin as president of fannie mae without giving any public explanation. ray lapin resisted. he fulminated to the press nixon western fannie mae into what he called a patronage putting. try to try to get a restraining order from a federal judge. the judge wouldn't budge. but ray kept showing up for work anyway. [laughter] at one point the lights went out at fannie mae's offices
. also sometimes known as the guru of the deal. joining us via skype from oakland, california, if we go with this guru thing, we need to get you a new wardrobe. >> i need the swami hat. i think you're right, dan. >> if these deals have been offered online for days, actually we've been hearing about them since thanksgiving day itself, does cyber monday even still exist? >> yeah. no. i just think that we had to look at this, it's become pre-thank-black-small bus cyber week. they've been rolled out since last monday. the deals have come out in a more staged area. but, you know, the thing is with alerts, e-mails, texts and apps, i'm just going to say it, the deal guru has deal fatigue. that said, there are still deals to be had. you just have to shop smart from now until christmas, especially on cyber monday. >> yeah, i was going to say. i know you've got fatigue, but there are some areas where there will be deals tomorrow. can you walk us through the specific lanes that you think we should be shopping in? >> let's get into it. let's start with the mac daddy of cyber monday and that's cloth
programs and savings for people over 50. his speech at the commonwealth club of california is 45 minutes. >> good evening, and welcome to today's meeting of the commonwealth club of california. i am chair of the forum and your host for today. we also welcome the listening audience. we invite everyone to listen to us on line. now, it is my pleasure to introduce the distinguished speaker. mark freidman is ceo and founder of encore.org. second acts for the greater good. he spearheaded the creation of the experience court. largest of america's non-profit programs engaging people over 55. and, the purpose prize that offers prizes to the social innovators said under the second half of life. he was described as the voice of aging baby boomers who are stealing retirement for meaningful work later in life. while the wall street journal stated, in the past decade, mr. friedman has the march as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement. he is the author of the big shift, navigating the new stage beyond a midlife, published in april 2011 which they called an ima
ago the family in birmingham, california, thut they would be grieving on this holiday weekend. except they received the one gift that they were praying for. what they would have missed most the smile. the one that benjamin wore while celebrating halloween in san francisco. >> your son benjamin got shot and he's in the hospital. >> reporter: as the 21-year-old was walking home from a party with his girlfriend and two others, a gunman confronted them for no apparent reason. when benjamin stepped forward to protect his girlfriend, the last bullet fired hit benjamin. the doctors made no promises about the condition that he would have to live in. he spent one month in a medically-induced coma. until last sunday, when doctors revived him. >> i said, can you say hi mom? he said hi, mom. >> reporter: benjamin was talking and soon while other families were sitting down at thanksgiving dinner, he was standing. taking his first steps. >> he made it. he's strong. >> he's a miracle. >> it's pretty rare. he's a pretty good fighter, i think. >> reporter: the family never extented to be spending this
okay. we are starting off the day with a little fog, back across california. but the trouble spots the will be around the great lakes. we do have some lake effect snow continuing. it is pushing east into michigan and also following along the shores of lake erie and lake ontario, through syracuse, into cleveland, ohio, erie, pennsylvania, even stretching down into pittsburgh. so those will be an area that we'll be keeping an eye on because of the snow cover that's out there. we also back into idaho falls have a wintry mix and some scattered snow showers across montana into wyoming and also rapid city dealing with some frozen precipitation that is sleet and freezing rain. elsewhere the rest of the country, especially the southern half of the country and the east coast does look fine for all the travelers out there. erica, carl? >> we will have the rest of your forecast in just a moment. >>> first up, though, msnbc's thomas roberts for the morning's other top stories. thomas, good morning. >>> good morning to you. good morning, everybody. a deadly tragedy is under investigation in ban
about the evolution of facebook at a conference at the university of california san diego. this is about 50 minutes. >> thanks, everyone for coming. i do think this is actually a bit of a treat. i have been covering facebook for years and years, and you rarely see chris cox out here doing his visionary thing that you are about to get. your title as the vp of product, which is a suspiciously vague title -- what do you actually do on a day-to-day basis? >> over the last three years, i have built out the product management and the design teams. each group of people that is building a new feature or product has a bunch of engineers, a product manager, and some designers. i have been responsible for building out the product management and design and functions at facebook. >> for people who might not think of product the way you do, what is a product on facebook? >> the like button is a product. newsfeed is a product. your timeline is a product that facebook delivers. it is a little bit of an interesting twist on a product because a product in a lot of consumer technology companies would be li
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